51 posts tagged "Maison Martin Margiela"
At the Fall ’13 Couture shows, a trio of houses uprooted the bright and breezy blossoms we’ve seen of late (just take a look through the recent Resort ’14 and menswear shows, and you’ll see what we’re talking about) for a more subdued, somewhat edgier take on flora: branch and stem motifs.
Zuhair Murad printed leafless twigs across a number of dramatic gowns (above, right), evoking a pop-noir winter wonderland of sorts. In its chimerically zany collection of repurposed vintage, Swarovski spikes, and yet more Kanye-favored face masks, Maison Martin Margiela showed a fuchsia column overlaid with embroidered wildflower stems (above, center). And, lastly, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli produced a dazzling cosmos of natural-world-inspired wares at Valentino. Here, it was coral that reached around heavy brocade (above, left) and crawled up silk insets. Sure, coral is technically fauna, but its sinewy offshoots are branches nonetheless.
Mark your calendars—this morning, H&M announced that it has tapped Parisian designer and industry favorite Isabel Marant for its Fall ’14 designer collaboration. Set to hit stores on November 14, the collection will consist of clothing and accessories for women and teens, as well as the designer’s first attempt at menswear. “I really tried to do the essence of my style. [The range] is an ideal wardrobe that you can do a lot with,” said the designer in a video for the high-street label (below), noting that she’s inspired by her native city. “The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be combined following one’s own instincts, and my take on fashion is all about personality,” offered Marant in a press release. In the past, H&M, whose coveted collaborations sell out almost instantly, has teamed up with labels and brands such as Karl Lagerfeld, Marni, Comme des Garçons, and Versace. For Fall, the retailer seems to be continuing on the track of its most recent collection with Maison Martin Margiela—a brand that sends ardent fashion followers into a frenzy but is less widely known than a house like Lanvin or Stella McCartney, both of which have collaborated with H&M in the past. Marant’s collection will be available online and in 250 stores worldwide this fall. We’re looking forward to seeing new iterations of her signature savvy boho staples.
As temperatures escalate, so does our yearning for cerulean waters, a cloudless sky, and all things azure. Lucky for us, it seems designers have a case of the summer blues, too. Acne Studios’ ultramodern minidress and Bao Bao Issey Miyake’s geometric tote showcased the shade in futuristic fashion, while Yves Saint Laurent paid homage to art history with a lacquer in Majorelle blue. From royal to baby, cool off with these blue hues from Maison Martin Margiela, Jonathan Saunders, and more, below.
1. Acne Studios minidress, $1,250, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Jonathan Saunders top, $846, available at www.matchesfashion.com
3. Bao Bao Issey Miyake tote, $495, available at www.shopbaobaoisseymiyake.com
4. Yves Saint Laurent nail polish, $25, available at www.barneys.com
5. Maison Martin Margiela boots, $995, available at www.net-a-porter.com
On June 4, Christie’s will unveil a preview of new exhibition, A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion, and Chess, which, opening in October at the World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis, examines the principal monarch from a freshly cerebral perspective.
“It all started with the chess museum in Saint Louis,” relayed Swedish curator Sofia Hedman of the impending preview. “The idea is that each piece on the chessboard can be seen as a different personality, and the queen incorporates the different personalities a woman can have—the enchantress, the explorer, the ruler, the mother, and others.”
Rare pieces—Hussein Chalayan’s iconic bubble dress from Spring 2007, Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring 2001 vest made entirely from baseball gloves, and more than a few ornately embroidered gowns by Alexander McQueen (left)—are placed among lesser-known new works from “very, very unpredictable and very experimental” designers, like Charlie Le Mindu and Jordan Askill. Each touches on a different element of the regal persona, with plenty of reference to royal Dutch portraiture from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Continue Reading “Christie’s Hosts Old Queens and New” »
Welcome to Generation HTML. Since the birth of the blogosphere and global e-commerce domination, we’ve been playing out our lives in cyberspace. And as all aspects of our lives become increasingly techcentric, it’s no surprise that our clothes would follow suit. From Mary Katrantzou’s pioneering prints to Proenza Schouler’s ode to our social-media-saturated times, shop our digitized picks below.
1. Peter Pilotto jacket, $1,689, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Maison Martin Margiela rings, $440, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Tabitha Simmons pump, $1,245, available at www.barneys.com
4. Proenza Schouler satchel, $2,550, available at www.barneys.com
5. Mary Katrantzou dress, $4,070, available at www.net-a-porter.com